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The Democrats' Sinking Ship
Investors.com ^ | January 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 01/06/2010 4:41:56 PM PST by Kaslin

Election 2010: The back-to-back Senate retirements of Byron Dorgan and Chris Dodd may be just the beginning. The people have seen the future of health care reform and found it doesn't work. Apres moi, le deluge.

We don't know what the Mayan calendar says about 2010, but it's starting to look like the end of the world for Democratic electoral prospects. Americans who watched in shock as government tried to step between them and their doctors, may have the last laugh. The tea party isn't over until the angry mob votes.

As rage grew over the attempt to nationalize one-sixth of the economy, Democratic prospects faded. Americans were not amused that the best health care in the world would be replaced with rationing. They were appalled at the secret deals and outright bribes to get the votes of Louisiana's Mary Landrieu and Nebraska's Ben Nelson.

Polls showed they liked their doctors and their insurance and could not understand why a program intended to insure everybody didn't do what it promised and was costly to boot. They could not understand the need for government bureaucrats and not their doctors to decide on the method of and necessity for their treatment.

So the political body count begins.

Dorgan, the junior senator from North Dakota, was the first Democratic incumbent to get out of Dodge, as early polls showed him 20 points behind popular GOP Gov. John Hoeven in a possible match-up.

He wouldn't be the last. Connecticut's senior senator, Chris Dodd, dubbed by critics "the senator from Countrywide Financial" for his sweetheart real estate deals, opted to retire to that famous Irish cottage of his.

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1 posted on 01/06/2010 4:41:58 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The dems are going to steal it or die trying. They might even get away with it. Right now, I am hopeful they won’t but not confident.

Voter fraud is a dem specialty and I am sure they are going to pull out all the stops this time.


2 posted on 01/06/2010 4:45:24 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Ronin

What are the odds of finding one upright, moral prosecutor and one untainted judge?


3 posted on 01/06/2010 4:47:31 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Ronin

My thoughts exactly. I just don’t trust them


4 posted on 01/06/2010 4:50:36 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: pointsal

If you see a guy walking around with a lantern, ask him.


5 posted on 01/06/2010 4:52:23 PM PST by Ronin
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To: pointsal
"What are the odds of finding one upright, moral prosecutor and one untainted judge?"
6 posted on 01/06/2010 4:57:05 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Kaslin

Democrats are making their deals now. If they get out, will they get a job from their Obama? They are such a corrupt bunch. These people will do or say anything.


7 posted on 01/06/2010 4:57:05 PM PST by FreedBird (E)
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To: Kaslin

This is a striking set of events in that we are now seeing Dem “Franchise Level” Politicians bowing out admitting defeat before they have even had their fight?

I draw from this a very disturbing theory and it goes like this - these Dorgan/Dodd types are not amateurs to this game and they made their votes to support 0bama’s efforts to Communalize America KNOWING what they were doing was casting “suicide bomber” votes, that is they became political Kamikaze’s to 0bama’s cause.

Usually there is enough healthy respect for a will of the people that causes “Franchise Level” Politicians to refrain from such egregious sellouts of the public trust, but is seems that in the time of 0bama things are indeed changed.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 4:57:28 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Ronin

“The dems are going to steal it or die trying.”

I think Glen Beck nailed it on this one. The dems are going to play the immigration race card before this fall’s elections and divert voters’ attention from the BS they’ve jammed down our collective throats.


9 posted on 01/06/2010 4:59:03 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: Ronin

You know what I sense from this news? I sense that the older Democrats are just plain exhausted. They see the proverbial handwriting, and just want to get out of Dodge while they have their health. Blanche Lincoln’s emergence today decrying the Nebraska exception, is just one example of how the vulnerable ones know they’re toast. 2010 will indeed be a fabulous year for Republicans. Let’s just not blow it in 2011!!!!!!


10 posted on 01/06/2010 4:59:55 PM PST by Galtoid ( .)
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To: Kaslin

11 posted on 01/06/2010 5:04:38 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: Ronin

Diogenes Reagan


12 posted on 01/06/2010 5:05:08 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Ronin; Diogenes
If you see a guy walking around with a lantern, ask him.

Doesn't he post here?

13 posted on 01/06/2010 5:05:39 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL!


14 posted on 01/06/2010 5:07:14 PM PST by maggief
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To: Ronin

We have to stop calling these people “democrats”. Call them what they are communists of the fascist variety. They don’t believe in democracy.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 5:10:26 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Kaslin
Immigration Reform.

ACORN

SEIUS

I think they feel they have reasons to be confident, if not of keeping their seats in November, at least in regaining them as they add 10 000 000 or so live newly ex illegal voters to the rolls and uncountable involuntary substitute, dead and fictitious ones.

16 posted on 01/06/2010 5:11:38 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believI really hate to in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Cacique

I prefer the term SCUM (Socialist Cretinous Utter Morons).

Does that work for you?


17 posted on 01/06/2010 5:15:36 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Galtoid

That is probably a big part of it, but the more I think about it, the more I am convinced it is a tactical move on the part of the big names.

If it turns into an utter rout for the dems, they have dodged the bullet, but if in fact they do manage to steal the election, these same names will be back in the power business either as lobbyists or something else. The ol’ revolving door sort of thing.

As for hoping the Republicans do not blow it. THAT will depend on how serious we are about keeping the heat on. I never underestimate the stupidity of the Stupid Party.


18 posted on 01/06/2010 5:19:50 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Galtoid
I sense that the older Democrats are just plain exhausted.

Those that get out before the elections will retire undefeated, and meld into the ranks of highly paid lobbyists.

Dodd's not going to give up that much power without prior arrangements for his well-being.

19 posted on 01/06/2010 6:01:21 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Kaslin

Obamacare will pass. So, too, will amnesty for criminal aliens and universal voter registration, which will add 20M new Dem voters. I am not optimistic about the 2010 election. ACORN and SEIU have already been promised $500M to ensure the Dems win. Until people get angry enough, the Dems will be locking-in a perpetual Marxist revolution here.


20 posted on 01/06/2010 6:06:27 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Galtoid
"Blanche Lincoln’s emergence today decrying the Nebraska exception, is just one example of how the vulnerable ones know they’re toast. "

Lincoln has been living in DC for so long, she is totally out of touch with Arkansans. She and her OBGYN husband..along with their 12 year old twin boys are very much at home in suburban DC.

Like the Clintons and Huckabee, she has found greener pastures.

Arkansans don't forgive and forget so easily. Bye Bye Blanche.

sw

21 posted on 01/06/2010 6:10:20 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Ronin
The dems are going to steal it or die trying.

How uncharacteristic of a party for the people dedicated to the promotion of freedom in this good ol' USA. /s

They had better invest heavily in teleprompters so they don't verbally screw up and give up their gig.

22 posted on 01/06/2010 6:18:26 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin

“The Democrats’ Sinking Ship”

Nah.

Call the the Phoenix of 2010.

IMHO


23 posted on 01/06/2010 6:19:16 PM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin
It could happen in Massachusetts this month. Among likely voters, Coakley has only a two point lead. That's well within the margin of error. In a normal year in a Blue State, Democrats should be able to hold that seat in a walk. 2010 is shaping up to be anything but a normal year.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

24 posted on 01/06/2010 6:21:14 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Iron Munro

25 posted on 01/06/2010 6:53:04 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Was he talking to only one person?)
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To: Ronin
"As for hoping the Republicans do not blow it. THAT will depend on how serious we are about keeping the heat on. I never underestimate the stupidity of the Stupid Party."

I am certain that the RNC has indeed learned nothing, and in 2012 will field candidates of the quality of McCain and Scozzafava. About one week prior to the scumbag specter's return to the darkside, John Cornyn announced his support and endorsement of him. That was about a week after his ringing endorsement of Gov. Crist. Cornyn is one of the guiding lites of the RNC.

26 posted on 01/06/2010 9:06:07 PM PST by matthew fuller (What we do in November will echo in eternity!)
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To: matthew fuller
I heard there's a bill floating around congress now that would automatically register anyone with a driver's license or ID. It would be a Federal law and require states to do it.

Acorn had success with massive registrations of fictitious individuals, but still had to do something like 103% voter turnout in some districts.

If they can register everyone to vote, they can manufacture votes at will.

I also saw that they're pushing for allowing convicted felons to vote.

27 posted on 01/06/2010 9:14:16 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Ronin

“Voter fraud is a dem specialty”
++++++++++++

This definitely needs to be addressed, once we take America back.


28 posted on 01/06/2010 9:44:50 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Galtoid

2010 will indeed be a fabulous year for Republicans. Let’s just not blow it in 2011!!!!!!
++++++++++++++

They better be TEApublicans..


29 posted on 01/06/2010 9:47:06 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: arthurus

Immigration Reform.

ACORN

SEIUS

I think they feel they have reasons to be confident, if not of keeping their seats in November, at least in regaining them as they add 10 000 000 or so live newly ex illegal voters to the rolls and uncountable involuntary substitute, dead and fictitious ones.

++++++++++++++

Jan. 19th

Primaries

11/2010

Do not give up!


30 posted on 01/06/2010 9:50:01 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: pabianice
Obamacare will pass. So, too, will amnesty for criminal aliens and universal voter registration, which will add 20M new Dem voters. I am not optimistic about the 2010 election. ACORN and SEIU have already been promised $500M to ensure the Dems win. Until people get angry enough, the Dems will be locking-in a perpetual Marxist revolution here.
++++++++++++++++++

Hmmmm...what will that look like?


31 posted on 01/06/2010 10:05:45 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Richard Kimball

Acorn had success with massive registrations of fictitious individuals
+++++++++++++++++

And are under indictment/investigation in a dozen+ states. Something’s gotta give.


32 posted on 01/06/2010 10:09:19 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Richard Kimball
Here's a thread about that bill you heard mentioned:

34 posted on 01/06/2010 11:28:38 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: Galtoid

The remnents of the Constitution might save us. I hope. It was set up for things to move slowly. Not like the hyperspeed modern age. Give it time and hope the banner still waves.


35 posted on 01/06/2010 11:57:33 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: R0CK3T

So true. Fanatical Kamikazis.


36 posted on 01/06/2010 11:58:24 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: Galtoid

Let’s hope the Republicans don’t blow it in 2010!!


37 posted on 01/07/2010 8:20:46 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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